June 28, 2012

Flying Horse Editions, UCF’s fine art press, has published a 14-color silkscreen on digital print with Thomas Nozkowski.

As the New York art gallery, Senior & Shopmaker, writes, “For over thirty years, Nozkowski has practiced his own form of idiosyncratic abstraction, foregoing a signature style or subject matter in favor of seemingly limitless variations in form and nuanced color. Though the artist claims his images are drawn from the everyday world and personal experience, their literal sources are obscured, leaving only the faintest suggestion of the familiar. Like artist forbears Jean Arp, Paul Klee, and often Joan Miro, Nozkowski works on an intimate scale particularly well suited to works on paper, whose detail and variation are demanding of the viewer’s focused study.”

“For me a painting is finished when I finally understand why I wanted to do it in the first place,” Mr. Nozkowski says. “Like Godard said, the most interesting thing is to go to the end of an idea, to play something out almost to the point of madness.”

Thomas Nozkowski’s works are in many important public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn and Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The High Museum-Atlanta, and the Orlando Museum of Art.